Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


La Parguera Natural Reserve, which is managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), is an ecologically vital area that has been deteriorating in recent decades due partially to development and growth in tourism. The goal of this project was to develop management alternatives for recreational activities in La Parguera using the Limits of Acceptable Change planning system, a methodology for sustainable development. This report provided DNER with our findings and recommendations for the continuation of the LAC process.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering